* Says growth likely to remain subdued in 2019
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COLOMBO Sri Lanka's presidential frontrunner housing minister Sajith Premadasa launched his campaign on Thursday, promising to appoint a wartime army chief as head of national security should he win the Nov. 16 presidency in a nation still reeling from Easter Sunday Islamist attacks.
COLOMBO Sri Lanka's former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday formally launched his presidential campaign, promising strong national security measures if he wins the Nov. 16 election in the island nation still reeling from Easter Sunday bombings.
COLOMBO A record 35 candidates have filed nominations to take part in Sri Lanka's presidential election on Nov. 16, nearly twice as many as participated in the last poll in 2015, posing a logistical headache for election authorities.
COLOMBO A Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal challenge to presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Sri Lankan citizenship, removing a major barrier he faced in contesting the Nov. 16 poll.
COLOMBO, Sept 25 The International Monetary Fund
(IMF) said on Wednesday it has cut its forecast for Sri Lanka's
2019 economic growth to 2.7% from 3.5%, as the Easter Sunday
attacks on hotels and churches earlier this year dented tourism
and broader business activity.
COLOMBO Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election on Nov. 16, the head of the island nation's election body told Reuters on Wednesday, as its $87 billion economy struggles to recover from a political crisis and the aftermath of deadly Islamist bombings.
COLOMBO Sri Lanka has enlisted French major Total and Norway's Equinor to study the hydrocarbon potential of two blocks, saying it aims to start oil production in the island nation in 2023.
COLOMBO, Aug 27 Sri Lanka has enlisted French
major Total and Norway's Equinor to study
the hydrocarbon potential of two blocks, saying it aims to start
oil production in the island nation in 2023.
COLOMBO Sri Lanka's tourism industry, badly hurt by Easter day bombings, is showing signs of gradual recovery, industry executives say, although a national election later this year is likely to weigh on holiday season arrivals.